New Traveler
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Registered: ‎06-08-2011
Location: Netherlands
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He guys,


Yesterday I had a problem with my tomtom, it gave a message that something was wrong. So I followed the instructions of tomtom. They said I need to format it, so I did. But on the volume name ( maybe the wrong translation ) above fast format. I didn't change the word to TOMTOM. And after that my SD card won't connect to my tomtomsoftware.


Someone knows what to do?


Tanks for your help..



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Elite Voyager
Posts: 12,986
Registered: ‎01-03-2011

Re: Format

Reformat the drive but don't use quickformat. If a Go model, then the card should be a sdhc card, not a sd card.

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Neophyte Explorer
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎09-02-2012
Location: Netherlands

Re: Format

Had the same problem.


Erased the partition on the SD card, after that TomTom accepted the SD card for formatting.


Usefull hint:   Use f.e.  MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition  from


And no I´m not from this firm.  But it´s a nice small tool to erase partitions.  But be carefull.


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New Member
Posts: 0
Registered: ‎27-04-2012
Location: US

Re: Format

How long does it take to format a tomtom xl 340. Seem it hasnt started for over 2 hrs.

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New Traveler
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-10-2012
Location: US

Formating the XXL 550

I have an XXL 550 and cannot get it to format properly.  Let it run for day anbd a half and still bombed.  What are the proper parameters for formatting this device?

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Exalted Navigator
Posts: 2,354
Registered: ‎09-07-2012

Re: Formating the XXL 550

You can try this with GParted-Live

Can GParted-Live not format your Disk/Flash, than you have a serious problem.


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